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Hotel Review: The Claridge Hotel (Atlantic City, NJ)

Originally opened in 1930, the historic Claridge Hotel stands out from many of the other resorts on Atlantic City’s main strip, as it is one of a few stand-alone hotels near the boardwalk.  While most people heading to Atlantic City will first look to book a room in one of the many casino resorts, the Claridge Hotel acts as a viable option ...

How Shooting Pics at the 2014 Puerto Rican Day Parade (NYC) Helped to Improve my Photography

One thing I love about being in New York is that when I’m looking to scratch my photography itch, the City provides a truly unending wealth of interesting subjects.  On this particular day, I thought I’d take a few hours and get some practice in by taking my camera out to the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which ...

King of the ‘Tube: 2014 FIFA World Cup Ads

Superbowl or World Cup ads?  No competition here whatsoever as the world’s biggest corporations pull out all the stops to highlight their goods during the Cup.  There is absolutely no other sporting event whose lead up promotional materials gets me as hyped as those for the World Cup.  Here are some of my favorites so far: Nike ...

Show Review: Ulalena (Maui, Hawai’i)

Photo Credit: mauitheatre.com While planning out our evening activities, I happened to fall upon an advert for Ulalena in one of the many brochures at our hotel. I’m usually not the type to scour through advertisements in magazines as I prefer finding my info online, but in retrospect, I’m incredibly happy that I did as Ulalena ...

Ready, set, gooooooooooo!

Wow, I can’t believe how quickly this year has been rolling by! I knew that the frequency of blog posts would probably take a hit due to the holidays, but I can’t believe my last post was in November ’13. A lot has happened since then, both positive and negative, but definitely all of which ...

Restaurant Review: Havana Cafe (Bronx, NY)

I don’t often venture out into the Bronx just for a meal, but the one exception I will always make is for the mouth-watering Lechoncito ($17 at time of review) at the Havana Cafe. Easily one of the top 5 meals I’ve had the opportunity to experience while living in NY, the bone-in roast pork ...